Writing is Fun. I've been writing for a long time now, most of my life in fact. It's fun, it's fulfilling, it's rewarding, creative, and all things wonderful. I love spending time with my characters, getting to know them so intimately that I know what their favorite food is, their must-see TV, what age they had their first kiss, and many other intimate details that are likely never revealed in the story. But that's how I develop my characters, that's how they grow inside of me, becoming more than a name or a character. They become people to me.
When I write, I feel their emotions and passion. I can visualize their expressions and clothes so vividly that I try through words to share that image. Sometimes I'm successful.
Sometimes I'm not. This is where my editing process begins. During this stage of my writing efforts I hope to catch the parts that need fleshing out and get rid of the minutia of irrelevance.
Editing is Hard.
I work with a gifted team of readers and editors who help me so much in my publishing journey. But before my stories ever reach their inbox, I've done many rounds of edits. That's many hours of writing, re-writing, reading, rereading, rephrasing, deleting, adding, and tweaking before any other eyes ever see it. Then I do it again when the feedback and corrections start rolling in round by editing round.
This can be tedious, tiring, and exhausting. But I will also say that I have never, not one time, ever regretted putting in the hard work. This is my book baby and I want the best story I can. I'm willing to put the efforts into putting out a story I can be proud to display my name on the cover.
You may find a mistake. We're still humans, but I hope they are to a bare minimum.
I'm so fortunate to have this career and I take it seriously while enjoying the ride. I'm living my passion and I want to thank you for sharing this journey with me and making all of the hard work fun.